There are times in our lives that we have this feeling of lack of motivation. Not being in the mood and just tired and drained without even doing anything. “One of those days” as we call them. This could be from lack of motivation.
I have lots of days like these, that is why I want to share with you how I snap out of this mood and get my mindset in the game, and ready to tackle another day. Of course, it doesn’t always work, but that’s just how life is. Sometimes things work, sometimes they don’t.
My brother introduced me to Les Brown — a motivational speaker — and ever since then, I started looking for, and listening to other masters of words in YouTube. Before you know it, I am motivated and challenged again, and most times, will feel this surge of energy that brings me confidence and positive vibes through the day.
I call them masters of words because I think their words are powerful enough to change lives. Powerful enough to motivate and to inspire. Many more are amongst us. You can probably already think of others, and please, feel free to leave more masters of words in the comment section at the end of this article.
In my own way, I kind of want to be like them. To be able to help people with my words. Who knows, maybe even save lives.
If I can take part in this world in reaching someone with my words, even if it’s just one person, then I’ll feel that I am one step closer to reaching my goal.
Anyway, this list of best motivational speakers were the ones who inspired me to keep on working on myself and improving myself…to go after my dreams. They taught me many lessons in which I plan to apply to my life for happiness and my definition of success.
I encourage you to listen to any one of them, even just for five minutes, and maybe, just maybe, answer the questions that may pop up in your head. Maybe five minutes is enough for you to listen to the whole lecture(s).
You owe yourself every bit of happiness and success you could get. Take advantage of the resources around you and take advantage of what you already know. There are lots of opportunities out there for those who look for it.
“Seek and ye shall find”
Mr. Leslie Calvin Brown, or Les Brown, was first introduced to me by my brother. When I heard one of his seminars on YouTube, I started asking myself the questions that I denied myself from answering.
It was while listening to his seminars that I started to ask myself, “What are you doing with your life? What are you going to do with the situation you are in right now? If you don’t like where you are right now, then what are you going to do about it? If you’re not happy where you are right now, then what are you doing to get closer to your dreams?”
One of Les Brown’s goals is to “Dispel depression”, and to decrease the number of suicides.
That sounds very similar to my goals! I want to reach out to as many people as I can and help as many as I can. To help people find something to smile about each day. Life isn’t as bad as people say it is. We just have to look for the right things. Keep the negative out, keep the positive in.
There is more good than bad, the bad is just louder. So the good MUST speak up.
Here are some Les Brown Books and other related topics.
There is this 4-hour video of one of Jim Rohn’s talks in YouTube. I listened to it 30 minutes going to work, and 30 minutes coming home from work. I finished it in about four and a half days.
One thing that I identified with Jim Rohn is that I think my philosophies are very similar with his. His views about effective communication, personal development, and simply caring more, are just some that I agree with.
Most of his seminars are available now in YouTube. He passed away not too long ago due to illness.
He had many lessons — one of them was to “Be a good student”. To be a student of life. Learn from what it throws at you and what challenges it brings you. Learn from one’s success, but also learn from one’s failures.
He said, “All of us have the opportunity to affect somebody with words”.
All of us already have the basics down, we just need to take it to the next level.
Can we improve or add more to the skills we already have at hand? The answer is YES to most, if not all, of these skills.
He wasn’t afraid to tell you that the problem is you, and that is where the change should begin.
The solution to the problem is simple, but not easy.
Learn to read not just the books, but also the room. Read the person or people you’re talking to. To be sensitive and be more emphatic to human life. To show some more care for yourself. We should accept that some people simply choose the wrong choices, while others choose the right ones. “Some do. Some don’t. We call them mysteries of life”.
I can go on and on about his lectures but I suggest sitting through the whole seminar instead, to find out more about his views and ideals. It can really change your way of thinking.
Add Jim Rohn Books to your library.
Simon Sinek asks the question, “What is your WHY?”.
His goal is to see “A world in which the vast majority of us wake up inspired, feel safe at work and return home fulfilled at the end of the day”.
Just from that goal alone, could be enough to make someone think their lives over and share the same vision and take that step to a more fulfilled life.
In his seminar that I saw in YouTube, he talked about chemicals in our brain called endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. These are chemicals responsible for making us feel good. He also talked about the stress hormone, Cortisol, and how it helps us to survive, and how it can be destructive in our lives.
These chemicals have to remain in balance for someone to be an excellent leader. Why leaders eat last was the name of his talk that I saw. In this talk, he explained what makes up an excellent leader, and how you could be a leader of your own life.
By then, I was telling people that the first question to really ask themselves is, “Are you happy?” not, “Are you successful?”, because if you are not happy, then can you truly say that you are successful?
Add Simon Sinek Booksto your collection from the link.
Leslie Fieger introduced to me the “Prosperity Paradigm”.
This paradigm consists of 11 steps that one must practice in order to reach his/her full potential. Among these steps are 8 primary laws that I felt are vital in learning and worth practicing.
Before I even listened to Leslie, I’ve always believed that we, as humans, are connected with the universe. That it communicates back with us.
I just never really had a better way of explaining it. Karma is one way to explain it. It is important to remember that both bad and good karma goes around.
With this in mind, I try to be kind to others as much as I can, and in return, something good usually comes back. If no good comes back, then the fact that I feel good about myself, is good karma in itself. It’s a manner of how you look at things.
Here are the 8 primary laws that Leslie Fieger talked about in the Prosperity Paradigm:
- The Law of Comprehensiveness – Everything is connected.
- The Law of Conservation – Energy can neither be created nor destroyed.
- The Law of Harmonics – Everything is vibration.
- The Law of Polarity – Everything exists in opposites.
- The Law of Attraction – Like energy is attracted to like energy.
- The Law of Allowing – Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but it can be transformed.
- The Law of Abundance – Everything multiplies.
- The Law of Compensation – Everything comes with a price.
These steps are explained and discussed in the video, if you are intrigued and want to find out more. He calls it the formula to prosperity. You can be the judge of that.
You can add Leslie Fieger Books to your library from the link.
Jack Ma is the CEO of the big retail company, Alibaba.
In his talks, he tells a story of multiple failures and never giving up. Making those failures as opportunities to learn. When someone is complaining, that usually means there is opportunity.
Before I listened to Jack Ma’s interviews in YouTube (YouTube is great!), I would often tell myself that complaining is not going to do anything. It is such a waste of energy to be upset about an issue if I know that I can resolve it quicker than I can complain about it.
This is what he took advantage of in life. He trained himself to be self-reliant so that he won’t have time to complain. In fact, in one of his interviews, he says that five minutes of complaining is five minutes wasted instead of spending it on yourself. That’s five minutes you will never get back. It may not be much now, but it accumulates.
This way of thinking was his strategy to propel himself to success.
Jack Ma is truly humble with his accomplishments and I think he is a genuine person who really just wants to help others. He knows that he will never be where he is at now if it weren’t for someone to believe in him and to help him.
Now he is a billionaire and considered the richest man in China.
You can read about Jack Ma through these books: Jack Ma Books
These men talk to us about challenges and failures. Of never giving up and staying conscious with our decisions. To live life with a purpose and that anyone has the ability to make the right choices to a more successful and happier life.
If you pay attention to what they are saying, you might find out that their views relate or connect with each other. Some views even sound similar to the other. Same words might have been said, but the message from all of them is quite clear.
It starts with you. If you accept and are willing to help yourself, others will definitely be able to help you more efficiently. Your decisions play a vital role in your future.
All it takes is for one to identify themselves with their beliefs. That is all it takes for that one step towards your dream.
They all say it, look within you, and dare to change your life for the better. Accept the challenge. The choice is yours.